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    • The Left Hand of Darkness

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,328
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,127

    A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost 50 and still amazing

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Wizard of Earthsea

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,730

    When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little gem, excellently narrated.

    • By Marjorie on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Dispossessed

    • A Novel
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

    Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite novels of all time

    • By Isaac on 10-09-10

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Tombs of Atuan

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

    A bold young wizard enters the labyrinth of the sacred Tombs of Atuan to steal the magical ring of Erreth-Akbe. Instead, he finds an unhappy priestess in need of a hero to save her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In Some Ways, the Best of the Original Trilogy

    • By Troy on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Farthest Shore

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790

    Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan. In the third episode of this brilliant fantasy saga, a much older Ged sets off on a harrowing quest for the source of a terrible darkness that is taking the magic out of Earthsea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever.

    • By Nothing really matters on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • No Time to Spare

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts - always adroit, often acerbic - on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken listeners to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice - sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical - shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a delight!

    • By Linda on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tehanu

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan - she an isolated young priestess, he a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again to help another - the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a tale!!!

    • By Anonlee on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Found and the Lost

    • The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time - and introduced by the legendary author - in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades, from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud awards. She has had her work collected over the years but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece!

    • By Stacey Leyton on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Lathe of Heaven

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa.

    • By Russell Neches on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Other Wind

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world, and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Obnoxious narrator

    • By Julianne on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Word for World Is Forest

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    The planet Athshe was a paradise whose people were blessed with a mystical awareness of existence. Then the conquerors arrived and began to rape, enslave, and kill humans with a flicker of humanity. The athseans were unskilled in the ways of war, and without weapons. But the gentle tribesmen possessed strange powers over their dreams. And the alien conquerors had taught them how to hate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She is talent incarnate

    • By Archaon on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Tales from Earthsea

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels - yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella The Finder, and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth", "Darkrose and Diamond", "On the High Marsh", and "Dragonfly". Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By DAVE R on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Left Hand of Darkness

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Ursula Le Guin
    • Narrated by: full cast, Toby Jones, James McArdle
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    The first ever broadcast dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's seminal science fiction novel. On an alien world in the middle of an ice age, one man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is not the full book

    • By Scott S on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Lightspeed Year One

    • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Mix of SF- Short Stories

    • By Chris on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Words Are My Matter

    • Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A must-listen collection, Words Are My Matter is a manual for investigating the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction - and, through the lens of deep considerations of contemporary writing, a way of exploring the world we are all living in. "We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximize corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship."

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Changing Planes

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes - not airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guin's deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Social Fiction

    • By C. Little on 03-23-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Beginning Place

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Tembreabrezi is like Eden - a beginning place. There, Hugh and Irena assume they have merely discovered an escape from the dull monotony, even the terrors of their regular lives. But Tembreabrezi has a secret, a dark fear that is threatening the very life-blood of the kingdom. Hugh and Irena were led there for a purpose, selected for an impossibly hopeless mission. If they accept the challenge, they may lose everything - their new-found paradise, and possibly their lives.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Catwings

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Ursula K. Le Guin wrote this highly acclaimed novel about a very special litter of kittens. Mrs. Jane Tabby has always longed toget away from the cramped alleys of the city. She knows it is too late for her, but she thinks her longing may be the reason her litter of kittens was born with wings. When they are old enough to fly, she sends the four kittens, who become known as catwings, out into the world to find their home. But they find that danger does not lurk only in city alleyways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Childhood Favorite

    • By CSP on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Telling

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    Once a culturally rich world, the planet Aka has been utterly transformed by technology. Records of the past have been destroyed, and citizens are strictly monitored. But an official observer from Earth will discover a group of outcasts who still practice its lost religion-the Telling. Intrigued by their beliefs, she joins them on a sacred pilgrimage into the mountains...and into the dangerous terrain of her own heart, mind, and soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Le Guin at her best!

    • By Steph on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $17.95

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